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Bethany O'Connor

About Bethany O'Connor

A Joyologist at heart, Bethany O’Connor is a photographer and writer who is on a mission to bring more light into this world by coaching people to see their own.

Her photography is acclaimed for her ability to capture the essence of her subjects (she calls this “catching their light”) and her authentic writing receives high praise for its central message that “real is beautiful.”

Featured on such websites and magazines as The Daily Love, Huffington Post, Soul Seeds, en*theos, Yoga Journal, Origins magazine and others, her work speaks to down-to-earth people around the globe. To download her beautiful, printable, free photographic reminder that you shine, visit www.bethanyo.com/freegift.

Got To Get Down To Get Up (And Things I Don’t Want You To Know)

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It’s just that shallow dives are so d*mn boring, that’s all. That’s how I felt as a kid diving into my parents’ pool, anyway. It was the jack-knife dive I preferred.   The high jump, the bee-line through eight feet of water to the pool’s bottom, the crescendo when I’d spring back upwards, breaching through… Continue Reading →

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A Sign That You Can!

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My goal for last week’s vacation had me baffled.  Getting out of my head and into my heart SOUNDED like a simple intention when I had set it. It’s so not. On the flight to Florida, my heart told me that it has even better insights than my head.  This excited my head, because my head… Continue Reading →

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Let It Shine! (Or: The Post In Which I Tell My Fears To Beat It!)

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Marianne Williamson has lost her marbles. Or at least that’s what I thought when I read her famous “Powerful Beyond Measure” quote for the first time (in 2001.) “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” I cocked my head like a confused dog…. Continue Reading →

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Right On Time To Break The Cycle!

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At any random moment, my 16-month-old daughter is liable to throw her head back, laugh heartily at the sky, and run forward blindly with arms back and chest out until she collapses to the ground in a fit of laughter. It’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever witnessed.  And it happens (seemingly) unprovoked…. Continue Reading →

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Five Destiny-Altering AH-HA Moments From Love Uni-versity!

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I recently had the honor of TA’ing Mastin’s “Discover the Wisdom Behind Your Fears” class for Love Uni-versity. You and me, dear reader, we’re a lot alike.  I’ve been an avid TDL reader since 2011.  Until September’s Love-U class, (despite the fact that I may or may not have tried more than a few times… Continue Reading →

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